Hope you have all had an absolutely amazing Easter. Thankfully most of us still have a few more days before we’re back to work.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading over the last few days, even more so than usual. Reading week is usually the time I use to do research or finish off the reading list, but with an exam on the horizon my life is all about Hamlet right now.
I’ve decided to take a bit of a break now (it is Easter Sunday after all) and am watching a production of the play instead. Still slightly productive, but slightly less work than researching the use of iambic pentameter in Shakespeare plays. . .
Which brings me to my advice for the week, and I hope it helps a few of you out. This week’s topic: revision!
Some of you might be sick of hearing the word already, and if so I apologise. But it isn’t all doom and gloom. There are more creative ways to revising than just copying chunks of text or re-reading your own notes.
Since everyone works differently, and enjoys different learning styles what works for someone else might not work for you. Don’t let that deter you though! If you haven’t found a way that works for you then you can try out a few of these techniques:
Personally I love putting on a specially selected work playlist, and making a mind map or two. It increases my productivity, and gives me an incentive to keep working.
The trick is to find something that will help you work, and not something that will distract you. If you find yourself doodling when you’re in class turn that doodle into a revision aid! Pictures might help you learn and/or remember things more quickly than just reading it.
Give things a go, until you find a way that works for you! That way you’ll stop putting off revision until the last minute, and when you do revise it will be a lot more productive.
Quote for the day: “To be, or not to be: that is the question.” Hamlet –William Shakespeare.
I have an extra treat for you today, considering this post is all about revision I will share one of the songs on my work playlist with you. And as I’ve been reading Shakespeare, this one has been on repeat for the past couple of days.
I hope you all have a great week, and I shall see you again next time! 🙂